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This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the similar unit in Age of Empires II, see Militia (Age of Empires II).
The Militia is an infantry unit in Age of Mythology that is exclusive to Poseidon. Militia cannot be trained; they can only be generated when a Poseidon worshiper's building is destroyed. Different buildings generate different numbers of Militia, as follows:

Other buildings do not generate Militia. Town Centers do not do so as Militia appear under the destroyed building and Town Centers are built on top of settlements.

A player may have a maximum of 25 Militia. They also feature in some scenarios of the Fall of the Trident campaign.

Upgrades Edit

General Edit

Strategy Edit

The Militia is a light infantry unit that is one of the game's weakest. However, they are well armored, take up only 1 population slot each and benefit from most military upgrades. They can add much-needed defense to a town under attack. In groups, Militia can defeat some units, particularly cavalry, but they should not be counted on to turn the tide of a battle.

Militia can be seen as weaker versions of the Egyptian Mercenary unit, though Militia do not have a time limit before they die.

History Edit

The Greek polis of Sparta had a very regimented structure. The full citizens of Sparta were required to be full-time soldiers, and their constant training made them warriors virtually without peer. Below the citizens were the Perioikoi, or militia. The Perioikoi trained only a few weeks a year and were deployed only within the local area as a defensive force. These part-time warriors made up about half of the Spartan army, but they did not have the rights of citizens.

Gallery Edit

Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archers Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapons Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ships Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos  · Physician
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archers Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapons Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ships Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archers Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapons Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ships Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archers Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapons Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ships Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archers Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapons Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ships Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk